Climate Change Links

Here are some links about Climate Change:

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0730/Prominent-climate-change-denier-now-admits-he-was-wrong-video
‘The water table is dropping all over the world’: NASA warns we’re on the path to global drought

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jun/12/european-coal-pollution-premature-deaths
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/04/02/exploding_methane_holes_in_siberia_linked_to_climate_change_is_alaska_next.html
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/306/5702/1686.short
http://oceanrep.geomar.de/11839/
https://www.skepticalscience.com/nsh/
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3200/ENVT.49.8.28-32?journalCode=venv20
http://www.nature.com/news/mysterious-siberian-crater-attributed-to-methane-1.15649
http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=12794
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-197
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/arctic-warming-unprecedented-in-last-44000-years/
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/9/8/085003/pdf;jsessionid=EE3D9C59E7806A17BF715C6BF93716CB.c1.iopscience.cld.iop.org
http://www.wri.org/blog/2015/06/global-tour-7-recent-droughts
https://www.ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/ar4/wg3/en/ch1s1-2-2.html
http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nclimate2849.html
http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nclimate2843.html
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v443/n7107/abs/nature05040.html
http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0284.1?af=R
http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0311.1?af=R
http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/BAMS-86-6-839
http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/6657129
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2003GL018680/full
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2010RG000326/pdf
http://www.pnas.org/content/108/36/14769.short
http://www.mdpi.com/2225-1154/3/4/812
http://www.eecg.utoronto.ca/~prall/climate/journals.html
http://bst.sagepub.com/content/21/6/482.short

Ayn Rand Quotes

“[The teachings of Satanism are] just Ayn Rand’s philosophy with ceremony and ritual added.”
-Antony LeVay, infamous founder of “The Church of Satan” and author of The Satanic Bible (1976)

“The [Satanic Bible‘s] “Nine Satanic Statements“, one of the Church of Satan’s central doctrines, is a paraphrase, again unacknowledged, of passages from Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.”
SatanismCentral.com

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The Dying and Rising Gods

I have posted the introduction to what is going to be a glossary of the Dying-and-Rising Gods.

Every writer wants as much feedback as possible, but when its full of radical ideas generally placed into the “crackpot theories” category by more than a sizable portion of professional scholarship, then it is even better to get an idea of where one’s weak points lie. Criticisms are welcome.

Defending the Time Lord Goddess

Dawkin's Ishtar-Eostre picture

4/26/14: Update Below

So the Richard Dawkins Foundation posted a picture on Facebook identifying Ishtar as the goddess that Easter was named after. Assuming that the original author of the picture meant that Ishtar was the earliest form of the Easter goddess, it implicitly identified Eostre, the Western fertility goddess that Easter is named after, with Ishtar, the Eastern goddess whose Mesopotamian and Anatolian dying-and-rising cult is centered around Christmas and Easter. This caused a lot of people to think they finally caught Mr. Smarter Than Religion in a huge blunder, although Dawkins himself does not control the Facebook page. A Germanic goddess and a Middle Eastern goddess? How could there be any relationship between those two?

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